Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you. Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure. Do not swerve to the right or to the left; turn your foot away from evil.
Congregational Affirmation of Faith
I. The Word of God
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20,21; Mark 13:31; John 8:31,32; John 20:31; Acts 20:32
Article by Allison Steddom with introduction from Pastor Jason Meyer
God’s sovereignty is a lifeline in suffering. Our sermon series on “Learning to Lament” is not theoretical. We are forced to live out what we are learning as we grieve the sudden passing of Alex Steddom. I invited Alex’s sister
Allison to share some of what the Lord has taught her in these difficult days. Let us grieve as those freshly gripped by our blessed hope.—Pastor Jason Meyer
To my shame, I must say, we were too weak for that! But whatever anyone else dares to boast of—I am speaking as a fool—I also dare to boast of that. Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they offspring of Abraham? So am I. Are they servants of Christ? I am a better one—I am talking like a madman—with far greater labors, far more imprisonments, with countless beatings, and often near death. Five times I received at the hands of the Jews the forty lashes less one. Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned.
Registration for the 2015 Women's Spring Conference is now full, but there is a waiting list if you would like to see if a space opens for you to attend.
“Religious liberty is the mother of all true freedoms.”
—Herschel Hobbs (cited by Al Mohler in Southern Seminary Magazine, Winter 2015)
“Religious liberty is not merely a political issue; it is a theological issue.”
—Al Mohler (ibid)
A murmuring, grumbling, complaining spirit and true cheerfulness cannot simultaneously govern a heart. Which is governing will generally show in countenance and tone of voice. A mere look on the face or edge in the voice will betray it.
Forced cheerfulness does not spring up freely from a healthy heart. Genuine good cheer only rises from a heart truly at rest in God, satisfied with his promises and faithfulness to them.
God rest ye merry gentlemen and women, let nothing you dismay.
Eve and Mary are two women alike in many ways, yet very different in significant ways.
All the religious systems in the world, natural (manmade) or revealed, can be reduced to one of two descriptions: either “do,” or “done.”
The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the Advent sermon on December 13/14, “Encounter His Coming: No Longer Hidden” (Luke 8:42b–48). The questions can be used for discussion in small groups or for personal reflection.
Four Broad Brush Strokes in Our Story: